Asus Tablet 600 with Windows RT to be the first device with 4G LTE radio supplied by NVIDIA
NVIDIA bought the cellular radio maker Icera last year, with the intent to integrate its chips into the Tegra family of mobile application processors it has already been successful with, and become like Qualcomm, offering complete mobile chipset solutions.
Icera's radios are still being integrated into the Tegra lineup, but the standalone units might very soon see the light of day for the first time, and in an Asus Windows RT tablet to boot, said Mark Aevermann, an Nvidia product manager responsible for its Windows RT efforts.
Asus Tablet 600 is the codename for the device, which we saw back at Computex last month, and both of its Wi-Fi and LTE versions will be out in sync with the availability of Windows 8 later in October, although Asus declined to confirm its exact Windows RT plans. Other specs of the Tablet 600, besides quad-core Tegra 3 include 10.1" IPS-LCD screen, 2GB of RAM USB 2.0 port, 8MP camera and 32GB of internal memory.
Icera's LTE radio that will eventually end up in the Asus tablet, has already been 4G-certified by AT&T in the US, as well as a number of European carriers, said Mr Aevermann.